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Animals and plants use fats and oils to store energy and insulation

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What type of fat is animal fat?

Animal fats are classified as saturated fats. Eating saturated fats from butter, cream and meat, as well as trans fats found in hydrogenated oils can boost our risk of cardiovascular disease.


What is the worst type of fat?

Man made fats, which include trans fats and partially hydrogenated oils are clearly the most dangerous. Polyunsaturated vegetable oils (Canola, corn, cottonseed etc), are already oxidized trans fats after the manufacturing process.


How are trans fats similar to both saturated and unsaturated?

Trans fats made from plant sources of fat. Plant fats tend to comprise mostly of unsaturated fatty acids which is why oils are not solid. They are chemically altered to have more hydrogen which results in them being more solid like animal fats such as butter which are higher in saturated fatty acids. Chemically trans fats are unsaturated fats but structurally they are like saturated fats.


What percent of your diet needs to be fats?

approximately 40-45% should be carbohydrates, 25-30% proteins, and 30-35% fats. Also, try to have mostly unsaturated fats (i.e. peanut butter, olive oil and other vegetable oils, avocados, etc.)


What is Excess fat whether saturated or unsaturated is stored as?

Saturated fats are derived from animal products such as meat, dairy and eggs. But they are also found in some plant-based sources such as coconut, palm and palm kernel oils. These fats are solid at room temperature. Saturated fats directly raise total and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. Conventional advice says to Avoid them as much as possible. Monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats are two types of unsaturated fatty acids. They are derived from vegetables and plants.They are healthy to eat.

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What produces fats and oils?

Both plants and animals produce fats and oils.


Why do plants store food as oils and animals as fats?

They store food as oils so that they keep growing


What tissue stores energy?

In animals fats, in plants oils and starch grains.


Distinguish between fats and oils?

Oils are extracted from plants/nuts/seeds, whereas fats can come from animals (but don't have to). All oils are fats, but not all fats are oils. "Fats" is just the name given to group of ingredients where their primary constituent (nutritionally) is fat.


What type of organic molecules require the action of emulsifiers to be digested?

Lipids: fats from animals & oils from plants. Oils are liquid at room temperature.


What fat type is found in animals?

Animal fats are lipid materials, both oils and fats. Fats and oils are both made up of triglycerides. Oils are liquid at room temperature and fats are solid.


Why are fats and oils important for us?

Oils are fats and fats allow us to maintain certain bodily fonctions and are essentials to our health.


What Both animal fats and plants oils are made up of?

Animal fats and plant oils are made up of glycerol and fatty acids.


What are the biological chemicals found in plants and animals?

Sugars, lipids [both fats and oils], proteins, hormones, and nucleic acids are the main ones.


Names of fats usually present in plants?

Generally fats present in plants are in the form of oils; canola, sunflower seed, etc.


Are fats and oils carbohydrates and proteins?

No. Fats and oils are fats. Carbohydrates are sugars, grains and usually come from plants. Proteins are amino acids that usually come from meat, beans or soy.


Why do plants produce vegetable oils?

Plants dont produce oils. they are derivatives of fats and lipids essential for their survival. human beings extract them for their benefit. Vegetable fats and oils are lipid materials derived from plants. Physically, oils are liquid at room temperature, and fats are solid. Chemically, both fats and oils are composed of triglycerides, as contrasted with waxes which lack glycerin in their structure. Although many different parts of plants may yield oil, in commercial practice, oil is extracted primarily from seeds.

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